showcase amsterdam issue 194 Dec 2009Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Amsterdam, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the Dutch visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
Be sure to check out our featured events:
- TangoMagia 2009, 26th - 30th December. Tangueros and tangueras from around the world will visit venues across Amsterdam for the 12th International Tango Festival. The line-up features famous Argentinean and European dance couples as well as the Electrico Ardor and Ojos de Tango orchestras.
- The Winterparade is held at 17.30 every evening between the 16th and 26th December at the Westergasfabriek. The special festive programme includes theatre, music, dance and film events along with food and drink and several after parties from midnight onwards.
Our cover image was shot by Nancy Schoenmakers.
- photo agents
Frans Kuypers Amsterdam photo agents
Frans Kuypers Photographers Agent has more than 20 years experience and is renowned for representing high quality professional advertising photographers.
Based in Holland, Frans Kuypers represents outstanding talents throughout Europe.
dutchphotography.nl Barend van Herpe and Annemarie van der Heijden Amsterdam advertising photographers
From their Amsterdam base, Barend van Herpe and Annemarie van der Heijden collaborate nationally and internationally under the name dutchphotography.nl.
They offer full service photography, post production, production, casting and styling, with strict quality controls throughout the process. Their focus is on making ordinary people look special through meticulously composed, classic imagery that blends colour, space, styling, composition and direction into multi-layered content.
Clients include advertising and design agencies, companies and private clients such as Rabobank, DSM and Campina. They are also involved in their own non-commercial projects.
Visit the website for more information.
Jaap van den Beukel Amsterdam advertising photographers
Barcelona-based Dutch photographer Jaap van den Beukel works freelance for advertising and design agencies, shooting campaigns, annual reports and b2b products. He currently photographs people, portraiture and fashion assignments for clients and personal projects.
Jaap's clients over the past two years have included Unilever, Shell, AGFA, Senternovem, Nestlé, Forbo, RET, Stivoro, ING, GGD, CNV, The City of Rotterdam, ZLM, Sigma, AEB, Frigoglass, Priva and COB.
Personal projects include: 2006 - 'Once were Heroes', homeless people photographed as models. 2007 - 'Invisible', portraits of Dutch prisoners in Morocco. 2008 - 'Gross', theatrical images.
Jaap is represented by Capetona in Madrid and Amsterdam.
Kurt Stallaert Amsterdam advertising photographers
Kurt Stallaert was born in Belgium in 1969. His work is often inspired by current social and cultural issues, to which he adds a touch of humour. His portfolio contains a good mix between commissioned and non-commissioned editorial work.
Kurt has received several Eurobest Awards including gold in the NY Festival and he is listed in the top 10 world ranking of advertising photographers by Luerzer's International Archive.
He works in Europe, New York, Los Angeles, Asia and Africa.
- photo post production
Magic Group Amsterdam retouching
Since the foundation of Magic Amsterdam in 1999 and Magico Barcelona in 2006, the company has worked in partnership with some of the world's most renowned art directors and photographers.
Magic has assembled a group of creative digital retouchers, CGI artists and illustrators who continuously produce work of the highest standard. The team always looks for the best route to optimise creative output without losing sight of timing and cost control.
Visit the website for more information.
- models, actors, casting
Catvertise Amsterdam trained animals casting
Catvertise, now in its 10th year, is a professional animal casting agency located in Amsterdam and run by the talented Sabine van der Helm, an animal handler with 25 years of experience.
Literally all kinds of animals can be booked for film (TV, movies and commercials), theatre and photography productions. Catvertise pets have starred for big multi-national brands including Ikea, Mars, ABN/Amro, Philips, Smiths, Volkswagen, Motorola, Cote d'Or, Clarks, Canon, Kodak, Fuji, KLM, Bayer, Ecco, Mexx, Citroën and Tommy Hilfiger, amongst others.
The photos featured in this Showcase are the result of Catvertise's new collaboration with photographer Edwin de Jongh.
Vizualism Amsterdam illustrators
"An infographic is a visual report of an imposing project, a brilliant invention, a historic event, a blood-spattered bit of news, or just an everyday thing. The accessible form of an infographic arouses curiosity in readers and users of every kind of publication, from corporate magazines to online product presentations."
Vizualism is specialised in information design. The company recently:
- Animated the Financial Report for the Dutch Government.
- Organized training for the French daily newspaper Le Figaro.
- Visualised the Sony Reader for bol.com.
Burgers Patio Amsterdam restaurants
Burgers Patio restaurant is located in a former butchers in the beautiful Jordaan, possibly the cosiest neighbourhood in Amsterdam. If the weather is inviting, dining outside on the private patio is a real treat.
An informal and affordable restaurant offering Mediterranean-style cuisine, its chefs use only fresh produce of the highest quality, including free-range meat and poultry. Vegetarian dishes are a speciality, with at least two vegetarian entrées and main dishes on the menu at any time.
Everything is homemade, from the bread to the bonbons, and the à la carte menu changes every two months. During the week a new three-course menu is served, and there is a different selection of pasta and a fish every day.